CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Princess Cruises Golden Princess by Karen Eastern Caribbean February 7, 2004

We just returned from our fabulous Honeymoon on the Golden Princess. This was our first cruise. If this is your first, you should read my review. I am now an official 'cruiser', we loved it!! We weren't as picky as some people and just made the most of it. We arrived at the Radisson on Friday night at midnight, it was a dump. A lot of people complained about it, but our bed was clean, we had a hot shower, and just needed a good night sleep, so it was fine. They had free transfers from the airport, and to the Port so no complaints. We got on the ship around 11:50am, we saw most of the ship by the time dinner arrived. Don't plan on watching your weight on a cruise, it can't be done :) The food was amazing, we chose Personal Dining, and met new people every night. The islands were beautiful but we loved the Princess Cays the best. So clean and beautiful and we just wanted to soak up the sun for our last stop. We snorkeled, played volleyball, and just veged. We wished we had longer there. Unlike another review I read, the coke card DOES work at Princess Cays. There was so much to do around the ship, we were never bored. The Cruise Directors, Paul & Gavin were amazing. We watched their little video on the TV each morning to review what was going on but still had the "Princess Patter" newsletter that we kept with us. For entertainment, it was all good. Try and get there by 8:15pm for the 8:30pm show and "Lights Camera Action was the best. We also enjoyed the hypnotist. We are in our early 40's, and there was a variety of age groups, including a few kids.


For entertainment outside the 'shows' Bert Stratton was so entertaining, we usually ended up there each evening. We played in the casino, played bingo and the horse racing. The slot machines are a little tight but always fun.

I would highly recommend the Golden Princess, we had such a great time, met some wonderful people, and can't wait to cruise again.

Any questions, I'd be happy to answer.


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